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Timeline of Arkansas Voter ID Law

It's unclear whether or not the law will be on the books for the November election.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas Voter ID Law has been in place for just more than a year.

It requires all voters to show a photo ID issued by the State of Arkansas or the U.S. government.

If a voter has no photo ID, they can visit their local county clerk's office to get one for free.

The voter ID bill passed both the Arkansas House and Senate in March 2013.

Governor Mike Beebe vetoed it, saying it cost too much and risked disenfranchising voters.

But the bill became law when the Arkansas House and Senate voted to overide Beebe's veto.

The Voter ID Law has been challenged several times in court.

The Pulaski County Election Commission filed a lawsuit against the law in March 2014.

As part of that lawsuit, a Pulaski County judge ruled the law unconstitutional in April 2014.

But earlier this month, the Arkansas Supreme Court vacated that ruling, leaving the Voter ID Law still in place for now.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is also suing to block the law. The Arkansas Supreme Court is expected to take up that case later this year. So, for now, it's unclear whether the law will be on the books for the November election.

Click here to watch a timeline of the Arkansas Voter ID Law.
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